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Earth Enemy: Judge Martin Feldman

Posted by feww on June 23, 2010

Self-interest Prevents Sound Decision by Corrupt Judge

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman has issued an  barring the enforcement of the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling

The corrupt federal judge reported owning stock in numerous companies involved in the offshore oil industry including Transocean, owners of the doomed Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that was on lease to BP.

Judicial Watch has posted Feldman’s 2008 financial disclosure form online [pdf file], which shows the Ronald Reagan-appointed judge owned stock in six companies, including Transocean, that are involved in the offshore-drilling.

According to the report, Judge Feldman holds  stocks or notes in Transocean, Hercules Offshore, ATP Oil and Gas, Ocean Energy, Inc., and Parker Drilling, all of which companies provide offshore drilling services and operate offshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

“If some drilling equipment parts are flawed, is it rational to say all are?” he asked. “Are all airplanes a danger because one was? All oil tankers like Exxon Valdez? All trains? All mines? That sort of thinking seems heavy-handed, and rather overbearing.” The corrupt judge said.

The judge elaborated that the blanket ban on deepwater offshore drilling “seems to assume that because one rig failed and although no one yet fully knows why, all companies and rigs drilling new wells over 500 feet also universally present an imminent danger.”

“An invalid agency decision to suspend drilling of wells in the depths over 500ft simply cannot justify the immeasurable effect on the plaintiffs, the local economy, the Gulf region and the critical present-day aspect of the availability of domestic energy in this country,” Feldman added.

He didn’t comment on the facts that:

1. Deepwater drilling is a comparatively new way of extracting oil
2. All that it takes to kill an entire region if one out-of-control oil well

The suit was filed by Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC and was joined by at least than a dozen other companies involved in offshore drilling operations to lift the drilling ban imposed by the U.S. Department of Interior.

“Oil found in deep waters is needed because the world will need 45% more energy by the year 2030, BP’s chief of staff, Steve Westwell, earlier told the World National Oil Companies Congress,” a report said.

What’s left of this world would be a better place without corrupt judges and government officials.

The dastardly judge is well protected

COINCIDENTALLY, the Blog Moderators were unable to find any photo of the dastardly judge on Internet. [Readers will note why he’s so well protected!]

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Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on June 13, 2010


Mr Carl-Henric Svanberg, How Can You Say NO COMMENT?

ASTER on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this false-color image of the Mississippi Delta and nearby polluted water on June 10, 2010. Vegetation is red and water appears i n shades of white and blue. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (3 MB, JPEG)

MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image on June 10, 2010. The oil slick appears as shades of gray. Source: NASA E/O. Click image to enlarge. Download large image (3 MB, JPEG)

BP Chairman Carl-Henric [NO COMMENT] Svanberg

Carl-Henric [happy we did it over there, not over here] Svanberg is to meet Barack [action figure] Obama and rest of  the White House Action Comedy Gang. Image: AFP. Image may be subject to copyright.

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Statoil Evacuates North Sea Platform

Posted by feww on May 21, 2010

“Unstable” North Sea Oil Well Prompts Evacuation

Norway’s Statoil said it had evacuated the Gullfaks C platform in the North Sea because well pressure fluctuation disabled a valve designed to prevent a blowout.

“There are no leaks and no injuries. The situation on the platform is stable and we are planning for further operations to normalize the situation.” Statoil spokesman said, Reuters reported.

Completed in 1990, Gullfaks C platform sits some 217 meters below the surface, with a total height of about 380 meters.

Gullfaks C (GFC). Source: Petroleum Safety Authority Norway.

Gullfaks is an oil and gas field in the Tampen area of the North Sea which produces about 80,000 barrels of oil per day (previously 250,000bpd) and 400 million cubic meters of gas annually.

Environmental group Bellona called the incident as “very critical.”

“They have a situation in which there is uncontrolled pressure from the well, one of the barriers is gone and one barrier is left,” said Frederic Hauge, head of Bellona, one of the leading environmentalist groups in Norway.

“Uncontrolled pressure is very serious and has the capability of being a large accident,” he said, adding that in the first quarter of 2010, eight incidents took place in the Norwegian oil industry that had “large scale potential.”

“That is very serious,” Hauge said. “Regulatory work in Norway may look nice from outside, but we have a lot of security issues in the Norwegian industry,” he said. More…

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Louisiana Coast Oil Leak Disaster Underway

Posted by feww on April 25, 2010

Offshore Louisiana Well: “very serious spill”

Oil Well Beneath Sunken Deepwater Horizon Leaking 1,000 BPD

We thought it was a fairy tale as far as the capping of the well story went …

The oil well that was being pumped out by the doomed Deepwater Horizon oil rig is spewing crude oil at a rate of 1,000 barrels per day (bpd),  the U.S. Coast Guard said on Saturday.

[Note: 1,000 barrels = 42,000 US gallons, or ~ 160,000 liters]

The well, located on the ocean floor, some 1,500m (~5,000 feet) beneath the ocean surface,  is causing what the Coast Guard called a “very serious spill.”

A Coast Guard spokeswoman said a  remote-controlled submarine detected oil leaking from both the riser and drill pipe.

“We are classifying this as a very serious spill and we are using all our resources to help contain it,” the Coast Guard Petty Officer Connie Terrell said.

The ill-fated Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd and operated by the oil Goliath BP, sank on Thursday. The rig had been burning for two days after exploding  at about 10 p.m. CDT on Tuesday (02:00UTC Wednesday), about 66km (~ 41 miles) off the Louisiana.

The search for 11 crew members was abandoned on Friday. Four of the 17 crew members who were injured were said to be in critical condition.

As of Sunday an oil slick measuring about 1,600 square kilometers (~ 600 square miles), covered an area close to the US coast line. The slick is spreading north moving toward Mississippi and Alabama coastline, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.

On Saturday Fire-Earth Moderators said: “This situation, of course, could change because oil wells gushing at a rate of 8,000 barrels per day don’t heal automatically after a fire.”

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